[rescue] Shiva Lanrover/8E & 4E
rlonstein at pobox.com
Sun Jun 9 21:13:51 CDT 2002
On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 11:47:31AM -0400, Michael Dombrowski wrote:
> I'm looking for some terminal servers for my Suns and
> other Unix machines, are the Shiva Lanrover/4E and 8Es
> good units?
I'll chime in on the LANrovers.... they're good in terms of reliability
but just adequate in features. Used them for dial-up with the Modem
modules (Async and BRI were also available, iirc). The 1U form-factor
was nice and the port upgrades (physical) and software upgrades (flash)
The initial configuration had to be performed from Windows using the
supplied software, early versions of 5.x were a hit or a miss and even
the vendor supplied technicial found himself pin-resetting the boxes a
few times. This was worked out by 5.7, the last version before Intel
took them over. No ssh, just telnet. You could telnet into them and
tweak the configurations in a limited way. The SNMP support was buggy-
there were several vulnerabilities- and we didn't get them working
properly with OpenView.
Most of this probably doesn't matter for a home console server.
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